Farid Chetouani

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Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen with a high mortality rate that has also emerged as a paradigm for intracellular parasitism. We present and compare the genome sequences of L. monocytogenes (2,944,528 base pairs) and a nonpathogenic species, L. innocua (3,011,209 base pairs). We found a large number of predicted genes encoding surface and(More)
RNA-d2 is a user-friendly program developed for interactively generating aesthetic and non-overlapping drawings of RNA secondary structures. It designed so that the drawings can be edited in a very natural and intuitive way, in order to emphasize structural homologies between several molecules, as well as the foldings themselves to update the base-pair sets(More)
The protein sequences of three known RNA 2'-O-ribose methylases were used as probes for detecting putative homologs through iterative searches of genomic databases. We have identified 45 new positive Open Reading Frames (ORFs), mostly in prokaryotic genomes. Five complete eukaryotic ORFs were also detected, among which was a single ORF (YDL112w) in the(More)
With ESSA, we propose an approach of RNA secondary structure analysis based on extensive viewing within a friendly graphical interface. This computer program is organized around the display of folding models produced by two complementary methods suitable to draw long RNA molecules. Any feature of interest can be managed directly on the display and(More)
The way in which the genes involved in cysteine biosynthesis are regulated is poorly characterized in Bacillus subtilis. We showed that CysL (formerly YwfK), a LysR-type transcriptional regulator, activates the transcription of the cysJI operon, which encodes sulfite reductase. We demonstrated that a cysL mutant and a cysJI mutant have similar phenotypes.(More)
In silico subtractive/differential genome analysis is a powerful approach for identifying genus- or species-specific genes, or groups of genes that are responsible for a unique phenotype. By this method, one searches for genes present in one group of bacteria and absent in another group. A software package has been developed, named FindTarget, that has a(More)
UNLABELLED DiffTool is a resource to build and visualize protein clusters computed from a sequence database. The package provides a clustering tool to construct protein families according to sequence similarities and a web interface to query the corresponding clusters. A subtractive genome analysis tool selects protein families specific for a genome or a(More)
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